Newcastle United have entered pole position to sign Rangers youngster Alex Lowry this summer, according to a fresh transfer claim.
The Lowdown: Lowry one to watch
The 18-year-old is one of the most gifted young players at Ibrox currently, enjoying something of a breakthrough season for the reigning Scottish Premiership champions.
The young midfielder’s ability clearly isn’t going unnoticed elsewhere, however, with a new claim suggesting he could possibly move away from Rangers in the near future.
The Latest: Newcastle keen on move
According to Football Insider, Newcastle have held talks with Lowry over a summer move to the Premier League club, following their big-money takeover last year.
A ‘recruitment source’ has claimed that the Magpies are ‘at the front of the queue’ to snap up the teenager as they enter pole position – with the player himself currently ‘weighing up his options’ as Rangers attempt to stop him leaving.
It is also claimed that a meeting was held with Lowry’s own agent and Newcastle head of recruitment Steve Nickson in a hotel earlier this month.
The Verdict: Potential big loss
The lure of moving to the Premier League is great for many players around the world but Lowry choosing to leave Rangers this soon could end up being an error.
Newcastle’s newfound wealth means they could bring in various big-name signings this summer, meaning the Gers’ prodigy could struggle hugely for minutes.
Instead, staying at Rangers for at least another year would be healthier for Lowry’s development, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst potentially using him more next season.
It may be that he eventually moves on in the future, but for now, the wisest decision would be to turn down Newcastle’s advances and focus on life at Ibrox.
In other news, one Rangers player’s performance against Celtic has been hailed. Read more here.
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